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Montreal's Nation Ruckus puts out the new music video “Stupid In Yo Area”. Directed by up-and-comer Ganael Dumontier (Misteur Valaire, Colin Moore, Trigger FX), the video sets itself apart from the usual clichés associated with urban music and brings us on an action-packed roller-coaster ride.
"This is a song that deals with racial perception. Racism isn't always based off of hate, but sometimes ignorance. This song tells two stories of a young white girl with misguided perceptions when it comes to their affection for the black male. I'm from Kentucky so I have personally dealt with this situation several times. We as African American men in the south are often viewed in misguided and false perceptions. I wanted to shed light on this particular aspect of racism. At the end of the day don't judge people off their religion, race, gender, etc. Just get to know people and love or hate them for who they are not what they are."
Video: $hamrock "Money Green Intro" x Rap Game Revenue
Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.
Here is $hamrock's new video "Money Green Intro" from his sophomore album Money Green, which is now available online and in stores via Wyte Music Records/Select-O-Hits.
Also, take a moment to read the advice that $hamrock shared in his editorial "Money Green: Guide to Managing Rap Game Revenue". With so many artists getting caught up by the IRS, a little educated advice can go a long way these days! http://tinyurl.com/984nqs3 .
Malcolm X Grassroots Movement's "Every 36 Hours" CD Project
In 2012 the police kill a Black man, woman, or child every 36 hours!
In July, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM) and the Malcolm X Solidarity Committee (MXSC), issued “Every 36 Hours: Report on the Extrajudicial Killing of 120 Black people”, that documented this tragic and disturbing fact. The report can be found at www.mxgm.org .
"Hip Hop is our biggest and best means of communication with our people and we intend to use it as a weapon to defend ourselves, when in the immediate past, it has been used to destroy our community”, states Zayd Malik, who is a member of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement Executive Producer of the CD Project. “The Malcolm X grassroots movement has allowed for the opportunity to make this fact a reality in the eyes of our community, and as artists' we must paint a picture of revolution in an effort to save lives in the face of authoritative figures such as police officers, security guards, and neighborhood watchmen”.
The Every 36 Hours CD Project is a promotional tool for the No More Trayvon Martins Campaign for a National Plan of Action for Racial Justice and Self-Determination that MXGM is advancing. Some of the demands of this campaign include an immediate end to police brutality, the end to racial profiling, the redirecting of resources from the police and military to essential social services, and the institutionalization of local police control boards.
Kali Akuno, of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement states, “These extrajudicial killings must stop. The government has to address the crisis being confronted by Black and Latino people. A national plan of action to address racism and issues like police brutality and murders would be a good place to start”.
Lega-C Takes On High School Bullies In "That Bitch" Video
Courtesy Yo! PR.
In light of high profile celebrities like multi-platinum pop star Lady Gaga and actress/singer Demi Lovato recently confessing their personal struggles with bulimia as teenagers to the media, Tulsa, Oklahoma rapper/producer/actress Lega-C, who burst onto the independent music scene last summer with her platinum YouTube video "White Girl Raps Fast", has decided to help raise awareness about the disease in a new music video for her song, "That Bitch".
Bulimia is the second most common eating disorder (behind anorexia) among teens and affects between 1 and 3 percent of teens and four percent of college-aged women in the United States each year. The scientific name for the disorder is bulimia nervosa -- meaning a disease of hunger affecting the nervous system. Bulimia involves binge consumption of food that is compensated for by dangerous unhealthy dietary habits, the most common of which is vomiting. Teens with bulimia will eat large and excessive amounts of food, but to make sure they stay thin, they will vomit, fast, use laxatives, or exercise vigorously to force all the food they consumed out of their system.
"That Bitch" is the first official single from Lega-C's much-anticipated Block Starz Music debut album, "Off My Medication", and deals with the devastating psychological effects of both teenage bulimia and high school bullying on young women.
While neither Lega-C nor her label would give specifics, the storyline for "That Bitch" will center around a high school girl, played by Lega-C (born Danielle McLean), who is mercilessly teased by two classmates about her weight and sexuality.
"I've struggled with weight issues myself in the past and I know how painful [that] can be for school girls, especially when you add in bullying from other students," says the budding actress, who recently posted Episode 3 of her reality web series "Lega-C Livin'". "This music video will present a worst case scenario that could happen if the issues are left unaddressed."
"Off My Medication" by Lega-C will be available at all major online retailers on October 31, 2012 (Halloween).
Tracklisting for "Off My Medication"
1. Off My Medication 2. That Bitch 3. New Sound ft. Siege 4. Who Got Tha Heater 5. 24 6. O'ren Ishii ft. Lady Remedy 7. Lady Wood 8. Speaking Sublimely ft. Wrekonize of ¡MAYDAY! 9. Stay ft. Dominique 10. Boss Bitch ft. Zig Zag 11. Fuck Em All 12. Blow You Away ft. KP 13. No Liquor Left 14. A.N.D.R.E.